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The Chargé in Argentina (Cox) to the Secretary of State

31. Embassy’s 30, April 17, 1 p.m. On April 18 Ministry of Finance issued communiqué refusing appeal of Association of Foreign Chambers of Commerce. Immediately following this announcement I again stressed the importance of the matter with the Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs and my hope for a favorable reply as soon as possible. No reply so far received. Actual effect on American commerce not ascertainable until arrival of tomorrow’s boat bringing first imports subject to decree. Am informed that American importers intend paying surcharge under protest.